Splatoon 3’s Most-Hated Gun Needs To Go, Players Say

Splatoon 3's Most-Hated Gun Needs To Go, Players Say

Oh great, here’s this jerk using the gun.Image: Nintendo / Kotaku With Splatoon 3 finally out on Nintendo Switch, folks have no doubt tried their hands at a variety of the game’s eclectic weapons. There are plenty to check out, from the classic rapid-firing Splattershot Jr. to newer weapons like the quick-slashing Splatana (which has … Read more

Everyone Cares About Splatoon 3 More Than You Think

Everyone Cares About Splatoon 3 More Than You Think

Image: nintendo Splatoon 3 hasn’t just climbed to the top of the charts, it’s absolutely demolishing them, at least in Japan. Nintendo announced the latest sequel in its party shooter series has already sold over 3 million copies in just three days there, making Splatoon 3‘s launch bigger than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of … Read more

We are saddened to report that Fortnite is still, somehow, very good

We are saddened to report that Fortnite is still, somehow, very good

Fortnite! There’s a roller coaster now.Image: Epic Games Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? … Read more

Nintendo Suffers Another Massive Blow With Splatoon 3 Leak

Nintendo Suffers Another Massive Blow With Splatoon 3 Leak

Image: nintendo As appears to be ever-more frequently the case, Nintendo has seen another of its first-party games leaked all over the internet almost a week before release. This time it’s Splatoon 3tea much-hyped threequal to the company’s pet project, which is already in some players’ hands ahead of its September 9 release date. It’s … Read more

Rumbleverse Is A Battle Royale With No Guns, And I Suck At It

Rumbleverse Is A Battle Royale With No Guns, And I Suck At It

Image: Epic Games / Iron Galaxy Rumbleverse is the latest entry in a seemingly endless list of free-to-play battle royale games. However, this latest spin on the aging format is more creative and interesting than I expected, as Rumbleverse ditches the usual SMGs, shotguns, and grenades for wrestling grapples, melee combos, and high-flying elbow drops. … Read more

Five Settings To Change Before You Start

Five Settings To Change Before You Start

screenshot: Naughty Dog At this rate, we’ll never see the last of The Last of Us. Ahead of a high-profile HBO adaptation, Naughty Dog released a top-to-bottom remake, called The Last of Us Part Ifor PlayStation 5. Make no mistake: The Last of Us Part I is fundamentally the same exact game as its 2013 … Read more

A Fine But Unnecessary Remake

A Fine But Unnecessary Remake

screenshot: Naughty Dog / Kotaku Taylor Swift drumming up hype for a new record. Politicians trading barbs in the run-up to midterm elections. People debating the merits of The Last of Us. Ah, 2014. How nice to see you again. It’s been a while. Of course, the conversation today isn’t about the original Last of … Read more

Nintendo Bans Splatoon 3 Cheaters Before The Game Is Even Out

Nintendo Bans Splatoon 3 Cheaters Before The Game Is Even Out

Nintendo summoning the almighty ban hammer.screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Splatoon 3 fans were treated to a nice surprise this past weekend when Nintendo staged a special Splatfest event before the game’s official release. This gave folks a chance to download and play a demo of the colorful shooter ahead of its September 9 release date. … Read more

Why Everyone Is Obsessed With A Game About Toys

Why Everyone Is Obsessed With A Game About Toys

gif: Digital Cybercherries / Kotaku Over the past week, the gaming world has been obsessed with an indie shooter coming to Xbox, treating it with the fervor (and wildfire social media metrics) of a forthcoming AAA tentpole. But here’s the weird part: This game’s already out. It’s been playable on multiple platforms for years. You … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more